CTVA US Comedy - "Bewitched" (Screen Gems/ABC) Season 1 (1964-65)

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Starring Elizabeth Montgomery & Dick York
Season 1 (ABC) (1964-65)
(black & white) (colorized)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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ABC Thursday 9:00 pm Eastern / 36 episodes black-and-white [1-36]
Co-Starring: Dick York as Darrin

1.1 [--] Bewitched: I, DARRIN, TAKE THIS WITCH SAMANTHA (bw)[DY]
(1964.09.17)
Guest Cast:
Nancy Kovack .................. Sheila Sommers
Gene Blakely .................. Dave
Lindsay Workman ............... Doctor
Paul Barselow ................. Bartender
Synopsis 1:
Darrin Stephens learns shortly after their wedding that his bride Samantha is a real
card-carrying, cauldron-stirring witch. While trying to absorb this revelation, the
couple attends a dinner party thrown by Darrin's catty former girl friend.
Synopsis 2:
Samantha and Darrin, an ideally matched couple, decide to marry. On their wedding night,
Samantha must confess to Darrin that he unknowingly married a witch.
Note:
Although this episode originally aired on September 17, 1964, it was filmed in November of 1963.

1.2 [--] Bewitched: BE IT EVER SO MORTGAGED (bw)[DY]
(1964.09.24)
Synopsis 1:
Sam takes her critical mother, Endora, on an inspection tour of the home Darrin has bought,
and they both meet Abner and Gladys Kravitz, the new neighbors.
Synopsis 2:
Endora, Samantha's mother, is disgusted when Samantha refuses to use her supernatural powers
to cope with the routine tasks of a suburban housewife.

1.3 [--] Bewitched: IT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN TO A DOG (bw)[DY]
(1964.10.01)
Guest Cast:
Jack Warden ................... Rex Barker
Grace Lee Whitney ............. Babs Livingston
Monroe Arnold ................. Dr. Jackson
Karl Lukas .................... 1st Policeman
Synopsis 1:
At a dinner party, Sam turns Darrins over-affectionate client into a dog.
Synopsis 2:
Samantha gives a dinner party to impress one of Darrin's clients, Rex Barker. When Rex
becomes too aggressive and makes advances on Samantha, she changes him into a dog.
This episode was rewritten for episodes #196 and #245.

1.4 [--] Bewitched: MOTHER MEETS WHAT'S-HIS NAME (bw)[DY]
(1964.10.08)
Guest Cast:
Hollis Irving ................. Shirley Clyde
Alice Backes .................. June Foster
John Copage ................... Phone repairman
Synopsis 1:
Darrin finally gets to meet Endora as the Welcome Wagon calls to welcome them to the neighborhood.
Synopsis 2:
Darrin returns home for his first meeting with Endora. They engage in a heated argument
about their different viewpoints on life. This is the first Darrin/Endora episode.

1.5 [--] Bewitched: HELP. HELP, DON'T SAVE ME (bw)[DY]
(1964.10.15)
Guest Cast:
Charlie Ruggles ............... Philip Caldwell
Synopsis 1:
Darrin refuses Sam's help on a troublesome ad campaign, convinced that's supernaturally based.
Synopsis 2:
Darrin suspects witchcraft when Samantha comes up with the perfect advertising campaign for
his client. This episode was rewritten for episode #252.

1.6 [--] Bewitched: LITTLE PITCHERS HAVE BIG FEARS  (bw)[DY]
(1964.10.22)
Guest Cast:
June Lockhart ................. Mrs. Burns
Jimmy Mathers ................. Marshall Burns (Jerry--the Beaver--Mathers' younger brother).
Joe Brooks .................... Umpire
Joel Davidson ................. Floyd Karavitz
Art Lewis ..................... Brush Salesman
Gregor Vigen .................. Player
Synopsis 1:
Sam gives a ten-year-old some magical help during his Little League tryouts.
Synopsis 2:
Samantha thinks she is boosting a little boy's self-confidence when she takes him to a Little League game.

1.7 [--] Bewitched: THE WITCHES ARE OUT (bw)[DY]
(1964.10.29)
Guest Cast:
Shelley Berman ................ Brinkman
Reta Shaw ..................... Bertha
Madge Blake ................... Mary (Aunt Harriet on "Batman")
Jacques Roux .................. French Legionnaire
Synopsis 1:
Sam and Aunt Clara join forces to persuade one of Darrin's clients to change the ugly
image of a witch used on packages of his Halloween candy.
Synopsis 2:
Samantha and her friends, all witches, decide to change the popular conception of witches
into a more flattering image. A Halloween episode.

1.8 [--] Bewitched: THE GIRL REPORTER (bw)[DY]
(1964.11.05)
Guest Cast:
Cheryl Holdridge .............. Liza Randall
Roger Ewing ................... Marvin "Monster" Grogan
Alex Gerry .................... Mr. Austen
Synopsis 1:
Sam becomes a bit jealous when Darrin announces that he will be spending Saturday at
the office with an attractive journalist.
Synopsis 2:
A teenage girl interviews Darrin about his career in advertising for a school newspaper.
Her boyfriend gets jealous and wants to beat up Darrin.

1.9 [--] Bewitched: WITCH OR WIFE (bw) (colorized)[DY]
(1964.11.12)
Guest Cast:
Raquel Welch .................. Stewardess
Peter Camlin .................. Waiter
Jon Coons ..................... Man
Rowena Burack ................. Woman on the plane
Synopsis 1:
A bored Sam joins Endora for a quick jaunt to Paris, where they run into the vacationing Tates.
Synopsis 2:
While Darrin's workload is sky-high, Samantha accepts Endora's invitation to lunch in Paris.
The Tates, there on business, accidentally bump into Samantha and also meet Endora for the first time.

1.10 [--] Bewitched: JUST ONE HAPPY FAMILY (bw)[DY]
(1964.11.19)
Guest Cast:
Thomas Anthony ................ 1st Customer
Charlie Dugdale ............... 2nd Customer
Synopsis 1:
Maurice's joy at learning that his daughter is married turns to rage when he learns her husband is a mortal.
Synopsis 2:
Samantha introduces Darrin to her father, who doesn't know Darrin is a mortal. When he
finds out the truth, he dematerializes Darrin. This is the first Maurice episode.

1.11 [--] Bewitched: IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE (bw)[DY]
(1964.11.26)
Guest Cast:
Lisa Seagram .................. Jannine
Robert Cleaves ................ Photographer
Synopsis 1:
Endora is more concerned than Samntha when it appears that Darrin is falling for the
beautiful model he has chosen for a perfume campaign.
Synopsis 2:
When Darrin starts searching for a beautiful model for a perfume account, Endora sends
him a beautiful witch. This episode was rewritten for episode #240.

1.12 [--] Bewitched: ...AND SOMETHING MAKES THREE (bw)[DY]
(1964.12.03)
Guest Cast:
Maureen McCormick (Marcia Brady on "The Brady Bunch").
Synopsis 1:
Larry mistakenly informs Darrin that he is going to be a father after he sees Samantha
entering an obstetrician's office.
Synopsis 2:
Larry sees Samantha and Louise going into the obstetrician's office and thinks Samantha
is pregnant. It's not Samantha but Louise who is expecting a baby.

1.13 [--] Bewitched: LOVE IS BLIND (bw)[DY]
(1964.12.10)
Guest Cast:
Adam West ..................... Kermit
Kit Smythe .................... Gertrude
Ralph Barnard ................. Minister
Chris Noel .................... Susan
Synopsis 1:
Sam tries to play matchmaker for a friend who has her eye on an artist.
Synopsis 2:
Samantha plays matchmaker when she tries to fix up her friend with Darrin's friend.
But Darrin suspects Samantha's friend is a witch.

1.14 [--] Bewitched: SAMANTHA MEETS THE FOLKS (original version) (bw)[DY]
(1964.12.17)
(see re-cut version no.56 aired 27Jan66)
Written by Bernard Slade
Directed by William Asher
Guest Cast:
Robert F. Simon
Mabel Anderson
Synopsis:
Aunt Clara's unexpected visit does nothing to calm Samantha's nerves as she worries
about meeting Darrin's parents for the first time.
[Note: This episode was rerun during the second season with an
introductory segment showing that the episode was a flashback.]

1.15 [--] Bewitched: A VISION OF PLUMS (original version) (bw)[DY]
(Christmas Episode)
(1964.12.24)
(see re-cut version no. 52 next Christmas)
Guest Cast:
Bill Daily .................... Mr. Johnson
Billy Mumy .................... Michael
Cecil Kellaway ................ Santa
Kevin Tate .................... Tommy
Harry Monty ................... Dwarf
Gerry Johnson ................. Mrs. Johnson
Sara Seegar ................... Mrs. Grange
Synopsis 1:
Samantha tries to prove to a visiting orphan that Santa Claus really exists.
This first Christmas episode of the series was recut to become episode #51,
the Christmas episode of the following year.
Synopsis 2:
Darrin and Sam take a young orphan boy into their home to celebrate Christmas but
find he doesn't believe in either Santa Claus or Christmas.

1.16 [--] Bewitched: IT'S MAGIC (bw)[DY]
(1965.01.07)
Guest Cast:
Cliff Norton .................. Norman the waiter
Walter Burke .................. Zeno
Warren Parker ................. Dr. Clarke
Virginia Martin ............... Roxie Ames
Alice Backes .................. June Fotser
Hollis Irving ................. Shirley Clyde
Synopsis 1:
Sam is asked to book a stage magician for a hospital benefit show.
Synopsis 2:
As entertainment chairman of the Hospital Fund Auxiliary, Samantha hires a broken-down
magician to host the show. The magician becomes the hit of the show--with a little help  from Samantha.

1.17 [--] Bewitched: "A" IS FOR AARDVARK (bw)[DY]
(1965.01.14)
Synopsis 1:
Sam gives a bedridden Darrin some magical powers of his own so she won't be tied to his bedside.
Synopsis 2:
When Darrin sprains his ankle and is confined to bed, Samantha gives him the power of
witchcraft, only to be sorry later.

1.18 [--] Bewitched: THE CAT'S MEOW (bw)[DY]
(1965.01.21)
Guest Cast:
Martha Hyer ................... Margaret Marshall
Harry Holcombe ................ Chrlie Godfrey
George Ives ................... Capt. Kelly
Clarence Lung ................. Kujo
Synopsis 1:
Darrin suspects that a Siamese cat is actually Sam, following him to a meeting with  a beautiful client.
Synopsis 2:
Darrin must cancel his six-month anniversary dinner with Samantha to fly to Chicago on
a business trip where he will meet his client on a yacht. On board, Darrin sees a cat
and feels it may be Sam, prompted by Endora to check up on him.

1.19 [--] Bewitched: A NICE LITTLE DINNER PARTY (bw)[DY]
(1965.01.28)
Guest Cast:
Lindsay Workman ............... Conductor
David Garner .................. Captain
Hap Holmwood .................. Co-pilot
Synopsis 1:
Darrin extracts a promise from Endora that she will behave when she meets his parents
but he doesn't count on his father's response to Endora.
Synopsis 2:
Darrin's parents meet Endora for the first time. But though Endora is quite polite to
Phyllis, she flirts with Frank, causing a marital rift between him and Phyllis.

1.20 [--] Bewitched: YOUR WITCH IS SHOWING (bw)[DY]
(1965.02.04)
Guest Cast:
Jonathan Daly ................. Gideon Whitsett
Peggy Lipton .................. Secretary (future star of "The Mod Squad")
Alex Gerry .................... Mr. Woolfe
Synopsis 1:
Endora offers to give Darrin a magical helping hand when against a scheming young warlock
out to take Darrin's job.
Synopsis 2:
Darrin refuses to let Samantha act as the matron of honor at her cousin's wedding in Egypt,
which causes Endora to start trouble for Darrin.

1.21 [--] Bewitched: LING LING (bw)[DY]
(1965.02.11)
Guest Cast:
Jeremy Slate .................. Walter Ames
Greta Chi ..................... Ling Ling
Synopsis 1:
Sam helps Darrin in his search for an exotic model by turning a Siamese cat into a beautiful
oriental woman, who mesmerizes a photographer in an effort to remain human.
Synopsis 2:
Samantha transforms the Stephens' cat into a beautiful Asian girl named Ling Ling, a perfect
model for Darrin to use in his "Jewel of the East" campaign.

1.22 [--] Bewitched: EYE OF THE BEHOLDER (bw)[DY]
(1965.02.25)
Guest Cast:
Gene Blakely .................. Dave
Peter Brocco .................. Mr. Bodkin
Mark Tapscott ................. Officer Kern
Paul Barselow ................. Bartender
Lindsay Workman ............... Doctor
Carter DeHaven ................ Henry
Georgia Schmidt ............... Agatha
Stephen Whittaker ............. Eddy
Cindy Eilbacher ............... Kimmie
Sharon DeBord ................. Miss Blanding
Synopsis 1:
Darrin begins to wonder about how old Sam really is after Endora tells him that witches don't
age as mortals do.
Synopsis 2:
Darrin fears that only he will become old and Samantha will never age because she is a witch.

1.23 [--] Bewitched: RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT (bw)[DY]
(1965.03.04)
Guest Cast:
Dan Tobin ..................... Mayor
Vic Tayback ................... Chauffeur (later Mel on "Alice")
Gene Blakely .................. Joe Harvey
Robert Dornan ................. Policeman
Synopsis 1:
Sam enlists the help of a lawyer in her efforts to get a stoplight installed at a busy
neighborhood intersection.
Synopsis 2:
Samantha tries to convince the mayor that a traffic signal is necessary at the busy
intersection at Morning Glory Circle.

1.24 [--] Bewitched: WHICH WITCH IS WHICH (bw)[DY]
(1965.03.11)
Guest Cast:
Ron Randell ................... Bob Frazer
Monty Margetts ................ Saleswoman
Donald Foster ................. Elderly Gentleman
Synopsis 1:
Sam convinces her mother to sample the joys of mortal life but regrets it when Endora
becomes a duplicate of Sam and starts dating a friend of Darrin.
Synopsis 2:
Endora transforms herself into an identical copy of Samantha, which causes problems when
a young author falls for her.

1.25 [--] Bewitched: PLEASURE O'RILEY (bw)[DY]
(1965.03.18)
Guest Cast:
Ken Scott ..................... Thor Swenson
Kipp Hamilton ................. Pleasure O'Riley
Normann Burton ................ Moving Man
William Woodson ............... Police Sergeant
Synopsis 1:
A beautiful model moves in next door and looks to Darrin for protection from her
menacing ex-boyfriend.
Synopsis 2:
Darrin and Abner Kravitz fall for their new neighbor, a beautiful young model, unaware
that she has a very jealous boyfriend, Thunderbolt Swenson.

1.26 [--] Bewitched: DRIVING IS THE ONLY WAY TO FLY (bw)[DY]
(1965.03.25)
Guest Cast:
Paul Lynde .................... Harold (not as Uncle Arthur)
Paul Bryar .................... Basil Koenig
Synopsis 1:
Darrin enrolls Samantha in a driving school with a very nervous instructor.
Synopsis 2:
Samantha takes driving lessons from a very nervous instructor, Harold Harold. Naturally,
Samantha uses witchcraft to avoid having accidents. Paul Lynde, in a non-Uncle Arthur role,
makes his first appearance on this series.

1.27 [--] Bewitched: THERE'S NO WITCH LIKE AN OLD WITCH (bw)[DY]
(1965.04.01)
Guest Cast:
Reta Shaw ..................... Bertha
Karen Norris .................. Agnes Bain
Brian Nash .................... Jimmy Caldwell
Gilbert Green ................. Judge Virgil Winner
Peg Shirley ................... Beatrice Caldwell
Michael Blake ................. Gary Bain
Vickie Malkin ................. Louise Bain
Nina Roman .................... Beulah
Penny Kunard .................. Shirley
Synopsis 1:
Aunt Clara takes a job babysitting mortal children and tells them she's a witch.
Synopsis 2:
When age plays havoc with Aunt Clara's witchcraft, she becomes the neighborhood babysitter.
Trouble erupts when the parents find out she told the children she was a witch. This
episode was rewritten for episode #243.

1.28 [--] Bewitched: OPEN THE DOOR WITCHCRAFT (bw)[DY]
(1965.04.08)
Guest Cast:
Hal Bokar ..................... Noel
Baynes Barron ................. Max
Eddie Hanley .................. Salesman
Synopsis 1:
Darrin stubbornly blames Samantha for a malfunctioning garage door opener.
Synopsis 2:
Darrin purchases an electronic garage door opener in order to stop Samantha from opening
the garage with the twitch of her nose.

1.29 [--] Bewitched: ABNER KADABRA (bw)[DY]
(1965.04.15)
Synopsis 1:
Sam convinces Gladys that she's the one with the magical powers, then must arrange a
seance to convince Gladys that her powers are too dangerous to use.
Synopsis 2:
To stop Gladys Kravitz from spreading the news of Samantha's powers, Samantha convinces
Gladys that she has extra-sensory perception.

1.30 [--] Bewitched: GEORGE THE WARLOCK (bw)[DY]
(1965.04.22)
Guest Cast:
Christopher George ............ George
Beverly Adams ................. D.D. O'Reiley
Lauren Gilbert ................ Porterfield
Sharon DeBord ................. Miss Thatcher
Synopsis 1:
Endora tries to break up the Stephens' marriage by arranging for an old boyfriend of
Sam's to sweep her off her feet again.
Synopsis 2:
At the chance to break up Samantha and Darrin's marriage, Endora persuades a warlock
to romance Samantha. Listen for the Bewitched theme song whistled by a raven.

1.31 [--] Bewitched: THAT WAS MY WIFE (bw)[DY]
(1965.04.29)
Guest Cast:
Warrene Ott ................... Ellen
Synopsis 1:
Larry suspects that Darrin might be having an affair when he spies Darrin checking
into a fancy hotel with an unidentified woman.
Synopsis 2:
Larry thinks that Darrin is cheating on Samantha when he sees Darrin kissing a brunette;
he doesn't realize that it is Samantha wearing a wig.

1.32 [--] Bewitched: ILLEGAL SEPARATION (bw)[DY]
(1965.05.06)
Guest Cast:
Dick Balduzzi ................. Salesman
Synopsis 1:
Abner shows up on the Stephens' doorstep looking for a place to stay after Gladys
kicks him out of the house.
Synopsis 2:
When Abner and Gladys Kravitz have an argument, he ends up moving in with the Stephenses.
This episode was rewritten for episode #140.

1.33 [--] Bewitched: A CHANGE OF FACE (bw)[DY]
(1965.05.13)
Guest Cast:
Gene Blakely .................. Dave
Marilyn Hanold ................ Michelle
Paul Barselow ................. Bartender
Dick Wilson ................... Man in the bar
Elisa Ingram .................. Barbara Lucas
Henry Hunter .................. Doctor
Synopsis 1:
Endora changes Darrin's appearance to resemble the man she had always envisioned for Samantha.
Synopsis 2:
Endora changes Darrin's face while he is napping in the living room. Although Samantha
initially objects, she later adds some modifications of her own. Darrin later suffers a
crisis of confidence about his appearance.

1.34 [--] Bewitched: REMEMBER THE MAIN (bw)[DY]
(1965.05.20)
Guest Cast:
Edward Mallory ................ Ed Wright
Byron Morrow .................. John C. Cavanaugh
Stuart Nisbet ................. Charles Turner
Justin Smith .................. Merrill Sedgwick
Synopsis 1:
Sam tries to get Darrin involved in her campaign to get a politician she favors elected
to city council.
Synopsis 2:
Darrin gets involved in politics and suggests that the candidates for town councilman
have a television debate.

1.35 [--] Bewitched: EAT AT MARIO'S (bw)[DY]
(1965.05.27)
Guest Cast:
Vito Scotti ................... Mario
Alan Hewitt ................... Baldwin
Phil Arnold ................... Vender
Michael Quinn ................. Emcee
Synopsis 1;
Sam's efforts to publicize a local pizza parlor conflict with Darrin's job designing
an ad campaign for a competing pizza chain.
Synopsis 2:
At the expense of one of Darrin's clients, Samantha and Endora use witchcraft to save
their favorite restaurant, Mario's.

1.36 [--] Bewitched: COUSIN EDGAR (bw)[DY]
(1965.06.03)
Guest Cast:
Arte Johnson .................. Edgar
Charles Irving ................ Shelley
Roy Stuart .................... Fred Froug
Synopsis 1:
Sam's elfin cousin Edgar pays a visit and decides he must protect her from her mortal husband.
Synopsis 2:
Samantha's cousin Edgar, an elf, tries to break up her marriage to a mere mortal.

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